Showing posts with label Turntable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Turntable. Show all posts

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Progress - 05 August 2012

While waiting on electrical component for the Bonham yard control panel. I work some more on the turntable area. Installed the roundhouse tracks and work on items to build up the TT pit wall and to cover the hole edges where I cut out for the TT.

The base for the roundhouse is two pieces a 0.06" and 0.02" thick sytrene. The 0.06" I cut by hand but the .02" I cut with a KNK Zing cutter can only handle up to 0.04" thick styrene.

I also cut out some rings to finish off the top of the TT pit

Here where I am at today

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Progress - 26 July 2012

Got a little time this week to work on the layout, after traveling for work the last two weeks. Installed the service tracks up to the turntable. Added a turnout for the future ash conveyer, coaling tower and sand house service cars. Added feeder and connected to the DCC Bus. Turntable uses a auto-reverser unit for direction changes. Here are some photos.

Also added some ballast to the turntable pit bottom, got some more work to do on the turntable but it working now.

Next up for Bonham yard is a control panel.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Progress - 07 July 2012

Here a few photos of the completed for now turntable and it first test fit in it place on the layout.

In it's place on the layout

A few close up shots, that it for now. I plan on adding the pit bottom scenery cover for now. Later handrail will be added after I finish the install into the layout.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Progress - 28 Jun 2012

Been awhile, so here what I have been up to, more work on the turntable pit and bridge.

Added a pit rail from some atlas code 55 track.

Added track and walkway support to bridge, again a piece of atlas code 55.

Cut some strips (approx 10-12" width in N scale) from 1/32" basswood sheet, stain and cut to 20' length.

Started walkway platform on bridge

And cut the opening in the layout for the turntable.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Progress - 15 Jun 2012

A few weeks back I posted a start on the turn table for the yard area. Well that table had some problems and I had to start over here are photo of were I am today with new turntable.

The base with (2) layers of .06 styrene for the pit wall

The bridge with the side plates added.

Both need more work, but that it for now.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Progress - 21 may 2012

Not much progress to show on the track work. Finished installing the last two switch machines and started installing track feeder.

After some debate in my head. I decide to build my turntable for Bonham yard using my friend Rich C technique, so I will not go into all the details. You can read Rich C thread here Build a rotary turntable from scratch

This evening I started with cutting out and sanding the base and bridge